CHICAGO (March 10, 2020) - As part of its focus to impact everyday club environments and continue to develop elite youth players across the country, new clubs and additional age groups will be added to U.S. Soccer's Development Academy, presented by Allstate, for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
Moving into its fourth season, the Girl's Development Academy will expand its U-13 age group to the Northeast Division, while four current clubs will be starting additional teams in new age groups.
In the Boys' Development Academy, four new clubs will join the program's 14th overall season, and 11 current clubs will also be starting additional teams in new age groups.
"As the Development Academy program enters the 2020-21 season, U.S. Soccer remains committed to providing a top development and performance platform for our elite youth players across the country," said U.S. Soccer Sporting Director Earnie Stewart. "While at two different points in their maturation, we are excited to enter into our 14th season for the boys and 4th season for the Girls' competition."
With the Academy membership confirmed, U.S. Soccer will announce the full schedule for the Boys and Girls 2020-21 seasons in June.